that underpaid the city on investments. officials estimate the loss at up to several million dollars. given the deficit that you faced to begin with-- $65 million, $68 million-- are you saying the banks piled on? >> you're talking about $1 million or $2 million-- that, you know, that's a fire company, that's recreation centers, that's, you know, services that our city needs, and we're going to fight for that. >> reporter: in downtown baltimore, the head of the firefighters union, michael campbell, says the closing of some fire stations slowed down the response to fires. >> say they're closed today and nobody is there-- it's going to take a longer time for the next truck company to get here, so yes, it is a dramatic impact. >> reporter: does anything about this affect your trust in the banks? >> i think it affects the publics' trust in banks and financial institutions across the board. >> reporter: because? >> when people manipulate things to benefit... and people are hurt, you lose trust.